The atmospheric sensing of European situations: the “Montaigne program” for European students

Werner Müller-Pelzer


This article is meant as a draft to apply Hermann Schmitz’s theory of atmospheres to the field of European communication. Schmitz himself has strongly emphasized the debt philosophy has to pay off after having created barriers of understanding which have caused great damage for European culture. Together with his – still unexplored – theory of speech and language, this application advocates an extension of the corridor for acquiring an unknown European language to reach a corporeal and atmospheric familiarity near to that of the mother-tongue. With it, a considerable widening of understanding among young Europeans and a contribution to regenerate the European type of civilization seem to be possible.


Feelings as atmospheres; Encorporation; Implanting European situations

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